A Rural Affair. Catherine Alliott
Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels "One Day in May" and "A Crowded Marriage", will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel "A Rural Affair". 'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying'. When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak... show more
Fans of Catherine Alliott's bestselling novels "One Day in May" and "A Crowded Marriage", will love her latest gorgeously romantic novel "A Rural Affair". 'If I'm being totally honest I had fantasized about Phil dying'. When Poppy Shilling's bike-besotted, Lycra-clad husband is killed in a freak accident, she can't help feeling a guilty sense of relief. For at long last she's released from a controlling and loveless marriage. Throwing herself wholeheartedly into village life, she's determined to start over. And sure enough, everyone from Luke the sexy church organist to Bob the resident oddball, is taking note. Yet the one man Poppy can't take her eyes off seems tantalizingly out of reach - why won't he let go of his glamorous ex-wife? But just as she's ready to dip her toes in the water, the discovery of a dark secret about her late husband shatters Poppy's confidence. Does she really have the courage to risk her heart again? Because Poppy wants a lot more than just a rural affair...Step into Alliott country with "A Rural Affair". Praise for Catherine Alliott: "I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish". ("Daily Mail"). "An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze". ("Daily Express"). Catherine Alliott is the author of twelve bestselling novels: "A Crowded Marriage", "A Married Man", "Not That Kind of Girl", "Going Too Far", "The Old-Girl Network", "Olivia's Luck", "Rosie Meadows Regrets...", "The Wedding Day", "The Real Thing", "The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton", "One Day in May", "A Rural Affair". She lives with her family in Hertfordshire.
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Edition language: English
I suspect this might be thought of as a "women's " book, but I enjoyed it.the end seemed a bit trite and "happily ever after ". but I recommend it.
The first part of the story sets the scene for the reader of the type of man Phil was and the relationship Poppy had with him. We get to know about how they met and where Poppy was in her life when that happened. Finding out more about Poppy’s own childhood we also come to understand why she neede...
Poppy Shilling never thought life would come to this – raising her two children and taking care of the household on her own, while her husband Phil is always off working or cycling or handing out his passive-aggressive lists of things for her to do. She starts wondering more and more if she married ...